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Sven Pride
Sven Pride
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 15, 2011
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Hello Ruby Tuesday...


I'm from the States but have lived in various countries overseas for half of the last 16 years.

I've had the honor of representing the US (as a junior), Bermuda and Costa Rica in international tournaments

When in the States, I live in the DC area and play the WBL Unit game

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Intra-zonal qualifier in Guadeloupe, World Mind Games Beijing
Regular Bridge Partners
David Genne, Jim Geist, Alan Douglas, Steve Allen, Alan Kleist (a while ago)
Member of Bridge Club(s)
WBL, Bermuda Bridge Club, NVBA, Tico Club
Favorite Conventions
Usually play a strong club, but also enjoyed playing Beta, a frc pass sytem with Craig Ganzer a while ago
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Protocol for Alerting With Screens
This of course varies as Frances mentions above. The best I've seen was the Norwegian team which wrote down the meaning for every bid that they or their pd made. But for the most part, all players I've played against behind screens will alert and explain both alertable ...
Mike Gill's bidding problem: KQJ 8 KQ75 KQ985
I'd be much more prone to reverse if the auction had gone 1C (1H) 1S P
Hard to Believe
Or any cards at all in that suit
Suggest an Auction
That's a lot of points for 1 non-forcing spade.
What is expert standard here?
Gf or not, opener has to promise a rebid
Sven Pride's bidding problem: 963 AQJ 8642 732
What would u have opened?
ATB missed grand
Could possibly grade the west hand to 20 pt.s - 3 aces and 2 kings feels closer to a 2NT opener than 1D followed by 2N. (but I don't know your system of course). When I first looked at the hand, I thought east should have asked over 4C ...
Ethics of Taking Advantage of Hitches
You're planning on lying and you're asking whether it's ethical?
Who is to blame for this disaster
These auctions are easier when x shows 4 Spades and 1S shows 5
AKJTxx, Jx QJ9x, A .... 3!C doubled
Pd may not be able to afford a high spot

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